today’s news for Thursday, March 17, 2022

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The third day of the final session of the Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility negotiated rulemaking committee saw a consensus vote taken on the much debated gainful employment (GE) proposed regulations from the Department of Education (ED) take place despite frustrations from some committee members that sufficient time was not allocated to discuss such an important topic.

A pair of key congressional leaders are once again calling upon the Biden administration to offer another extension of the student loan moratorium, citing the pandemic, inflation, and supply change issues. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), chairs of the Senate and House education committees, in separate remarks called upon the administration to continue with the pause on repayment, collections, and interest accrual until at least 2023.


There's no shortage of work in a financial aid office. Just ask Mary Sommers, the director of financial aid at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, who has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Between her professional career and personal life, Sommers manages to find time to contract with Blue Icon Advisors as an independent consultant, a role she says she enjoys due to the flexibility and being able to help aid offices — and by extension help students.  Blue Icon Advisors is looking for qualified financial aid and enrollment management professionals to join our team of independent consultants. We have projects you can complete in your spare time as well as interim staffing. Interested? Apply now!

Preparing for a federal program review can make the difference between a collegial experience and a costly one. Herzing University wanted to ensure they were prepared for a future federal program review. To experience the anticipated weight and burden of a review, the institution reached out to Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting, to receive an assessment of its readiness. Join this webinar on Tuesday, April 5 to learn how Herzing strengthened their financial aid compliance and operations in advance of a program review by working with Blue Icon. This 60-minute webinar is free to NASFAA members, but you must register in advance.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, societal changes and advancements in technology were affecting how, when, and where people work together. Will the skills we value now be the same skills needed in the future? How will financial aid office managers address gaps between their needs and the skills of current and prospective employees? View this on-demand webinar to hear from a panel of financial aid administrators how they are preparing themselves and their team members for what's ahead. View today.





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